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President Sisi meeting with Mona al-Sayed, also known as the
April 23, 2017 - 13:41 GMT
Photos showing the impoverished woman pushing a heavy cart loaded with merchandise went viral online.
There will be 150 direct job opportunities for Saudi youths, and 200 jobs indirectly via contractors. (shutterstock)
April 23, 2017 - 08:57 GMT
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will launch Al-Duwaihi Gold Mine in the Makkah region.
He called the campaign “a collective imperative” that must be championed by all people of good conscience.(AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Nigerian activists urge UN and global powers to ratchet pressure on the Israeli government to lift the siege on Gaza.
Afghanistan boasts pristine mountains and medieval ruins, but many are located in areas plagued by insurgency.
April 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The president of Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country.
Traffic lights (File photo)
April 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A lorry driver who has jumped red lights 11 times will be deported after serving a two-month sentence, a judge in Bahrain has ruled.
Saudi Arabia retail sector currently employs 1.5 million workers, of whom only 300,000 are Saudis. (AFP)
April 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous lavish shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment among the kingdom's local population.
April 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The 70-year-old won in a raffle at his bank, but he rejected it on religious grounds.
Google, Facebook and Microsoft join legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban. (shutterstock)
April 20, 2017 - 12:23 GMT
Top tech firms say Trump travel ban makes it more difficult to attract talented employees, increases costs and makes it tougher to compete.
“I am a woman, I have to be proud of being a woman. This is my identity. In order to make people respect you, you have to understand and respect who you are and what you are.” (twitter/UNWomen/RyanBrown)
April 20, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
The unstoppable force of Khalida Popal.
Music has been banned from Mosul under Daesh. (File photo)
April 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As Daesh "the Islamic State group" loses ground in its Iraqi "capital" of Mosul, residents are returning to some of their old pastimes that the extremists had outlawed.
Lamyaa later said she didn't actually plan on taking off her hijab, but wanted to prove a point about misconceptions. (Shutterstock)
April 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Lamyaa Alshehri, who lives in Pennsylvania, posted the conversation after a Twitter user bet that her father would 'beat her up' if she took off her hijab.
Wearing traditional Yazidi clothes, holding candles and paraffin lamps, Yazidis gather in the holy town of Lalish.(AFP)
April 19, 2017 - 10:12 GMT
The event, known as "Carsama Sari Sali", is meant to commemorate the creation of the universe by the angels and celebrate nature and fertility.
Bana and her mother, Fatemah, have been documenting daily life in east Aleppo since September. (Twitter)
April 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The seven-year-old, who has become known as the 'Syrian Anne Frank' has been documenting her harrowing experiences in Aleppo and now as her family rebuilds their lives in Turkey.
“I’m very happy,” said 8-year old Sara Umar. “It’s better to go to school in the morning instead of staying at home.” (AFP)
April 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
In Eastern Mosul, schoolgirls are delighted to go back to school.
A screenshot of the supposedly
April 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Authorities say the explanation is slightly more down to earth.
Ali al-Moussawi's mobile bookstore makes a stop at a park in Baghdad. (YouTube)
April 18, 2017 - 11:58 GMT
One Iraqi bookworm is trying to revive a love of reading in his country, which was once the literary capital of the Arab world.